One Controller Port Podcast: Episode 50 – 480 Progressive Straight Talkin’ Zombie

This week I talk about School Girl Zombie Hunter as well as my chasing the best image for Gamecube and Game Boy.

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VGChartz gamrFeed – Today’s Innovations Yesterday: Supplementary Screens

All technology originates from somewhere. And while there are ambitious projects, they may not meet their full potential right out the gate thanks to technological limitations, a non-existent market, or huge laundry list of other problems that may occur. But eventually, some one may pick up on these ideas in the future and be met with great success. I look at not only the history of products in a concept’s life span, but also what struggles it was met with from a market perspective.

With this entry we look at supplementary screens. You can check out the article on VGChartz’ gamrFeed.

Wut U Talkin Bout? XIII

Originally Posted on TheSpeedGamers

Wut U Talkin Bout is a quick look at overlooked titles in gaming history, or an overlooked entry in a franchise.

No, not Final Fantasy XIII. XIII, a 2003 first person shooter published by Ubisoft. The title has a Bourne Identity style plotline about a former special agent who gets amnesia after a failed mission. Despite being a mature title, XIII uses a cel-shaded art style which was very different when compared to the more common realistic first person shooters. Through this, Ubisoft made a comic book style shooter that, even seven years later, still remains an interesting and unique experience.

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GUN Review

A reminder that this review is based off the Gamecube version of GUN. Other version may vary in quality and content.

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Activision is probably one of the biggest money power houses in the video game industry. Instead of making new franchises Activision is focused on milking series like Guitar Hero with as many as four different Guitar Hero titles announced for the end of this year. The developers who currently makes these titles inside Activision is called Neversoft, previous developers of the Tony Hawk series.  Neversoft has constantly slaved away at making yearly entries of the Tony Hawk franchise and seasonal entries in Guitar Hero franchise, but back in 2005 they had the chance to create a new IP. What came out was GUN, A Wild West third person shooter. Did Neversoft prove that they could hold their own as a developer of a new title, or should they continue slaving away at making these hollowed out franchises.
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